Monday, June 6, 2005

Intel Chips Will Get Apple to the Next Level

Mac Observer: “Saying it is not as big an announcement as many are calling it, Apple Computer co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs told CNBC Monday, its decision to switch to Intel’s microprocessors over the next two years will get us to where we want to be to build the kind of future products we want.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 10:43 PM / Comments (0)

Sunday, June 5, 2005

Google launches Sitemaps (beta)

Google: “Google Sitemaps is an easy way for you to help improve your coverage in the Google index. It’s a collaborative crawling system that enables you to communicate directly with Google to keep us informed of all your web pages, and when you make changes to these pages.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 12:18 PM / Comments (0)

Apple to Intel announcement at WWDC?

Ars Technica: “CNET is reporting that Steve Jobs is going to drop a bombshell during his keynote address on Monday, June 6: Apple Computer plans to announce Monday that it’s scrapping its partnership with IBM and switching its computers to Intel’s microprocessors, CNET has learned.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 12:09 PM / Comments (0)

Sunday, May 29, 2005

IBM will unlock door to Cell

EETimes: “The three developers of the Cell processor are preparing to release full chip specifications and software libraries in an effort to rally the open-source community around the device that powers the Sony Playstation 3.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 04:23 PM / Comments (0)

Saturday, May 7, 2005

Google Releases Web Accelerator

Antone Gonsalves reports for InternetWeek: “Google Inc. has launched in beta software that the company says will speed up the time it takes to search the Internet and to load web content. Web Accelerator, which is available at no charge, runs alongside a browser and directs all searches and page requests through Google’s servers.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 11:41 PM / Comments (0)

Sunday, May 1, 2005

Firefox passes 50 million download mark

C|net: “The Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox Web browser passed a significant milestone in adoption on Friday, with more than 50 million copies of the program downloaded, according to its distributors. To commemorate the moment, the foundation said on its Web site that it would create 50 limited-edition coins, to be distributed to people with stories of spreading the browser online.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 04:18 PM / Comments (0)

Friday, April 29, 2005

Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger

Ars Technica: John Siracusa writes 21 pages about Tiger, its one of those reviews which is more like a manual than a review. However, it would be much easier just to pick up the box at your local retailer and figure out the features for yourself.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 06:46 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Google tests out blog ad service

C|net: “This week, Google spawned a version of AdSense that allows publishers to send a text or banner advertisement alongside syndicated content using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) or Atom, Google’s adopted format.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 06:17 PM / Comments (0)

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Apple Debuts Latest Video, Film Editing Software

Reuters: “Apple Computer on Sunday rolled out Final Cut Studio, a suite of video production software for professionals that includes a new program called Soundtrack Pro, aimed at making video and film projects sounds as good as they look in high-definition formats.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 06:37 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Mac OS X Tiger to ship April 29

Jim Dalrymple reports for Mac Central: “Apple on Tuesday announced the ship date for its next generation operating system, Mac OS X Tiger. The operating system, which the company says includes hundreds of enhancements, will be available to customers beginning at 6:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2005.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 04:56 PM / Comments (0)

Saturday, April 2, 2005

PearPC coders near end of tether over Cherry's pickings

Paul Hales reports for The Inquirer: “Users and developers of PearPC, a little PowerPC platform emulator, are up in arms, claiming a similar emulator, CherryOS produced by a company Maui-X Stream, is a rip-off of their PearPC code.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 01:20 PM / Comments (0)

Intel releases 64-bit quad Xeons

Ars Technica: “On Tuesday, Intel unveiled its high-end “Truland” platform, which consists of the first 64-bit Xeon MPs and the new E8500 chipset. Previous 64-bit Xeons supported only dual-processor configurations, so the release of the 64-bit Xeon MP marks the migration of 64-bit support into Intel’s quad-processor Xeon MP line.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 12:49 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Should optical discs last forever?

C|net: “One should consider the issues of digital obsolescence and migration,” the survey says. “Is 100 years (or ‘forever’) really practical for typical long-term digital storage strategies? While you may need to preserve data for a particular length of time, is it really necessary to preserve that data on any particular technology or can it be migrated to newer technologies?”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 09:16 PM / Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Firefox add-on lets surfers tweak sites

C|net: “The extension, dubbed Greasemonkey, lets people run what’s known as a “user script,” which alters a Web page as the page is downloaded. That capability has gained the extension an avid following of Web surfers who want to customize the sites they visit, removing design glitches and stripping sites of ads.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 06:53 PM / Comments (1)

Hackers Tilt PowerBook for Tricks

Wired News: “With the mouse entering its fifth decade, it could perhaps be on the verge of retirement - at least if a combination of Apple Computer engineering and the work of enterprising hackers bears fruit.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 03:18 PM / Comments (0)

Friday, March 18, 2005

Saving the Internet from itself

Ars Technica: “ polled a bunch of infosec and other types for “big ideas” on how to keep the Internet from collapsing under the weight of worms, Trojans, SPAM, and so on. The suggestions are worth taking a look at, mostly because many of them are just appalling.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 09:43 AM / Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Spammer sues anti-spammer for $4 million

Ars Technica: “Can you imagine trying to get someone to stop spamming you, only to be sued for a whopping US$4 million? That’s exactly what has happened to Mark Mumma, after he took his displeasure with to the web, and started threatening to collect the fines he believed he was due.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 11:03 PM / Comments (0)

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Do You Speak Tech?

Wired News: “The technology industry never had it easy explaining technical concepts in plain language, but some at Hanover’s CeBIT technology fair don’t even seem to be trying.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 01:24 PM / Comments (0)

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The pits in CherryOS

Drunken Blog: “Recently I had some very, very disturbing news passed onto me regarding what’s going on with the product known as CherryOS. There’s been a lot of buzz about Cherry OS lately - since they started actually selling their product - but there are some real pits in Cherry OS, and the people behind it (MXS), that aren’t getting enough attention.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 07:14 PM / Comments (0)

Friday, March 11, 2005

Apple Wins Trade Secrets Legal Dispute

Rachel Konrad reports for “A California judge on Friday ruled that three independent online reporters may have to divulge confidential sources in a lawsuit brought by Apple Computer Inc., ruling that there are no legal protections for those who publish a company’s trade secrets.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 08:16 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 8, 2005

How to Snatch an Expiring Domain

Mike Davidson writes: “I recently found myself in the position of wanting to register a domain which was owned by someone else. The domain was set to expire in a week, and I figured there was a decent chance that the person who owned it wouldn’t be renewing it…”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 11:12 PM / Comments (0)

Monday, March 7, 2005

WinFS To Be Available on Windows XP

Microsoft Watch: “Microsoft is back-porting its WinFS file-system technology to Windows XP, the same way that it is doing with its Windows presentation and communications subsystems, according to company officials.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 09:49 PM / Comments (0)

Friday, March 4, 2005

Ruling on Fate of Protective Order

The Mac Observer: “Lawyers representing Apple Computer said Friday they have exhausted all resources in finding who leaked confidential information about an unreleased Apple product, as lawyers for three Web sites argued the Mac maker shouldn’t be able to use facts found in the discovery process to force journalists into revealing sources.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 05:41 PM / Comments (0)

Monday, February 21, 2005

Pentium 4 600 officially launches

Ars Technica: “The 600 series sports a modified Prescott core, and doubles the Pentium 4 500’s L2 cache size to 2MB. As we’ve stated repeatedly, this kind of tweak is really about wringing a tiny bit of performance out of an otherwise dead-end architecture.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 08:27 PM / Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

MS: we are not blackmailing Denmark

Lucy Sherriff for The Register: “Microsoft has denied reports that it told Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen it would pull Microsoft jobs out of Denmark if the government continued to oppose the European directive on Computer Implemented Inventions (CII).”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 09:08 PM / Comments (0)

Win IE 7.0 on the way

Not that it matters, but Microsoft is actually committed on doing something: “At RSA Conference 2005, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announces Internet Explorer 7.0, designed to add new levels of security to Windows XP Service Pack 2. Feb. 15, 2005, San Francisco.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 04:22 PM / Comments (0)

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Get real about interoperability, Mr. Gates

Reported on The Register: Hakon Lie, CTO of Opera Software “welcomes Gates’ new-found enthusiasm for interoperability, but in the following response to Gates, has just a few suggestions about what Microsoft might do to actually achieve it.”

Posted by Oleg Ivrii, 08:33 PM / Comments (0)

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